Northeast Oklahoma Alliance for Economic Inclusion
The Northeast Oklahoma Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) is comprised of financial institutions, community organizations, foundations, employers, faith-based organizations, tribal, state and local governmental agencies, bank regulators, and public officials. The AEI has well over 200 members representing 119 organizations. It is centered in Tulsa and focuses on the needs of the seven counties in the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) plus Cherokee and Payne Counties in the northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma.
The AEI holds a quarterly general membership meeting and works through three standing committees: Access, Financial Education, and Housing, each of which meet monthly or bi-monthly. An Advisory Council provides oversight and guidance to the committees as necessary. The Access Committee developed Bank $afe Oklahoma, an outreach campaign targeting unbanked consumers in Northeast Oklahoma. The Financial Education Committee hosts the annual Green Country Money Matters financial education initiative and runs a speakers bureau to provide financial education classes upon request. The Housing Committee is working to apply the lessons learned through the redevelopment of Tulsa’s Kendall Whittier neighborhood in a second Tulsa neighborhood. Members can get involved with the AEI by attending a quarterly meeting or volunteering to serve on committee.
Regional Manager, Community Affairs